Appeals Court Rules 2A Protects Buying Guns

posted on May 18, 2016

On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled that the right to bear arms has historically also included the right to acquire firearms.

The case, Teixeira v. County of Alameda, is based on Alameda County zoning rules for incorporated areas that not only require a gun store owner to obtain requisite local, state and federal permits for the business, but also make sure “the proposed location of the business is not within five hundred feet of a ‘[r]esidentially zoned district; elementary, middle or high school; pre-school or daycare center; other firearms sales business; or liquor stores or establishments in which liquor is served.’”

Writing in the majority opinion, 9th Circuit Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain emphasized, “Our forefathers recognized that the prohibition of commerce in firearms worked to undermine the right to keep and to bear arms.” In making the ruling, the court remanded the case back to the lower court.

Latest

2079482659 284Be583b8 K
2079482659 284Be583b8 K

A Win for the Second Amendment in California

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected California’s request to reconsider a case that challenged the Golden State’s overreach.

Shooting Straight with Jennifer Grossman

As the head of a non-profit that places the promotion of liberty at its core, Jennifer A. Grossman is part of the cultural struggle to keep our individual rights.

How is American Freedom Too Sensitive for Public Spaces?

Politicians supporting overly broad “sensitive-place” restrictions, and similar measures, are not making good-faith arguments. Rather, this is the latest ploy being used by gun-controllers in their pursuit of power.

Who Is The American Gun Owner? All Of US!

Many in the mainstream media and in Hollywood have long painted an unfavorable portrait of the American gun owner. Reality, however, paints a far different picture.

Fear and Loathing of Gaston Glock

With the passing of Gaston Glock, it is time to remember that the innovative design of the Glock 17 whipped gun controllers into a frenzy.

The Armed Citizen® February 23, 2024

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.